Don't bother to use a SD card directly as installation media. Vanilla Windows does not include the required drivers for the slot, so even if your UEFI found the bootia32.efi, you'll at least need to load driver somewhere.
Nice UEFI should be able to find the bootx64.efi (or bootia32.efi if it's 32-bit) in \EFI\BOOT on any FAT-formatted medium.
Oh I merely mean the builtin (native) micro sd reader. micro sd in USB readers will be like normal thumb drives so that's won't have issue.
Have you upgraded the UEFI to the latest version? Or tried using the USB reader on the stick? Perhaps the UEFI of the stick simply doesn't look for efi binary on builtin micro sd reader.
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You will not be able to use the Micro-SD to create a bootable device to do a fresh installation; it will not work with the Intel® Compute Stick.
In this case if you try to do a fresh installation the warranty will be void, at this point I would recommend following the next steps to see if you can recover your system.
Update the Intel® Compute Stick BIOS; please download the latest BIOS version for this unit at the following link:
In this case I recommend doing a BIOS recovery and you can follow the steps here:
After that is done reset the system to factory defaults:
- Remove any SD card, if installed.
- Press F8 when you see this prompt during boot: F8 to Activate Windows 8.1* Recovery Mode.
- Select Troubleshoot.
- Select Reset your PC, then select Next.
- Select just remove my files.
- Select Reset to start the restore process.
If these troubleshooting steps work for you, try upgrading to Windows 10; please follow the steps to upgrade to Windows 10 here:
If these steps do not solve the problem, replace the Intel Compute Stick, either:
At your place of purchase, or by submitting a service request to Intel customer support.